Frequently Asked Questions
A: We just made the headboards available for purchase, and we’re ready for production. By ordering one, you’re personally helping an American company come into existence and hire American workers. When we reach our 100th sale, we will drop the green flag and order all the parts and materials needed to build them, and we’ll rapidly set up a facility. How long will it take to sell 100? It’s hard to tell, but we don’t think it will take long. For your patience, the first 100 customers will enjoy a 5% discount, and eligibility to WIN the unit they ordered FREE. After production has hit its stride, we expect no more than 4 weeks from order placement to shipping.
A: The Knight Sentry is a fully manufactured product made to modern standards. It consists of a full metal enclosure, secured by a state-of-the-art, pick-proof Abloy cam lock. The mounting system inside is made by GallowTech, the industry leader in their market space. The wood components that surround the cabinet are made from US-sourced real hardwood veneer ply material (not MDF) and solid hardwoods on some styles. Veneer ply is the best material for this application because it is stable, strong, and just as attractive as solid hardwood (because it IS real hardwood). For the Standard styles, there is very little hand work involved, other than basic assembly and the finishing process. Premium styles involve more handcrafting and attention to detail, yet the pricing is still reasonable should you desire one of the more intricate styles.
A: You get the headboard itself, an accessory pack of your choosing, and a pack of zip ties. Also, a heavy-duty USA-made steel bed frame made by Knickerbocker will ship in a separate package. If you order the Platform Height, you get all that plus a quality, USA-made Bunkie Board to support your mattress – this is why the Platform height versions are a bit more expensive.
A: For now, we only make Queen size headboards. Why? Queen beds are by far the most popular, comprising 70% of all mattress/bed sales. King size comes in a distant second with 15%. We do plan on making a King Size version of the Knight Sentry, but understand that they will likely be considerably more expensive. Ultimately, demand will determine whether or when we offer one. If you want a King size, let us know.
A: We’re trying to keep things simple by giving customers’ their most likely choices – the top of the bell curve, as they say. However, we’re flexible. If there is a finish you would like, let us know and we’ll see if we can do it for you. If we like it, maybe we’ll add it to our regular finish selections.
We will definitely be adding new finishes and styles as demand dictates.
A: We will be accepting requests for bespoke pieces eventually, but as a startup, we need to get our processes running efficiently before we get ahead of ourselves. Do you see a style that is similar to what you have in mind? Maybe we can do something. Call us and we’ll figure it out
A: That depends on the size of the guns, right? Most Americans could probably fit their entire collection of 3 or 4 guns inside. However, the function of the Knight Sentry is to securely keep your preferred defense weapon available to you as fast as possible, not as a primary storage unit. If you own a lot of guns, you should still consider a gun safe in addition to a Knight Sentry.
By the way, if you’re not into guns, you can still use the Knight Sentry to store other defense measures: Bear spray, a Louisville Slugger, a Taser, your Mother-in-Law’s Meatloaf… You get the idea.